Crockpot Cooking – Advantages and Disadvantages

In my unbiased opinion, the Slow Cooker / Slow Cooker is one of the most convenient and easy-to-use appliances in my kitchen. The time-saving features of the slow cooker and the delicious dinners resulted in more than made up for the minor inconveniences.

Before I list my top reasons why the cooker is the most useful appliance in any kitchen, I will list some of the areas where it does not perform as well.

– Large pieces of meat, such as boneless rib or leg of lamb, still taste better when roasted in the oven.

– Except for casseroles, the slow cooker does not cook fish very well. 

– The slow cooker picks up a large number of juices because steam does not escape during cooking, and these juices can dilute and become watery, which can affect the taste of the food.

– If you’re not careful, a slow cooker can overcook food, especially some of the more tender meats and poultry.

– These cons are relatively minor compared to the positives I am listing now.

– The slow cooker requires virtually no maintenance while it is cooking, freeing you up for other tasks or recipes.

 -The slow cooker makes less expensive and tough pieces of tender meat and makes great stews with them.

 -A slow cooker allows you to stay out of the kitchen for a long time, sometimes even all day.

 Food burning is seldom a problem.

– The Slow Cooker will cook many dishes better than any other appliance, especially those that tend to stick to the bottom of a pan.

In my opinion, the slow cooker is one of the least used but superior kitchen appliances.  When you use it for what it does best, you will find that your is capable of preparing great dishes in less time than your when it can!


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